Hardcover / Aperture 2013
From the first modest yet completely surprising beginnings of this longterm project on, everything was done to finish in this book.
When we walk around Paris' concept stores to check out some of the new books that we somehow miss, we often come across little ironical atlases of this and that, exercises of narcissism and sleight-of-the-hand commerce. Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have taken nothing lightly and their Atlas of the caucasian region, compiled over six years bears it's name well. Designed by Kummer & Herman, who were among other things responsible for the design of all of those little booklets, fanzines and posters that accompanied the project, have also designed the final object, in an inspiring and intriguing balance between knowledge transfer and respect for the photographs.